Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs. The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.
PACER (Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign)
The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) plans to expand the Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative, and create a national interprofessional primary care faculty development program (including nursing, pharmacy and behavioral health) with three regional centers. Faculty coming out of the program will have the skills to transform a traditional primary care training environment into a medical home with interprofessional collaborative practice and education at its center. OHSU will have a robust evaluation and dissemination plan and will be self-sustaining at the end of the three years. The regional centers post-PACER will provide support, training and resources to expand the learning collaborative started through PACER to other primary care programs and health professions training programs working on clinical and interprofessional educational redesign together. The Boards of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Pediatrics and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education are matching funding. The Steering Committee includes representatives from these organizations, the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. In addition, there will be an interprofessional Expert Panel and Advisory Council.